Call for Artists – VAGF Best of the Best

VAGF is calling all visual artists in North Texas to submit their finest work for this “best of the best” open-theme exhibition with over $2,000 in cash prizes for winning artists! Submission deadline: September 9, 2022

(Note: Prizes are funded by submissions fees, VAGF membership fees, donors, sponsors, and grants.)

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. The subject matter is open. All works must be the original concept of the artist and must not have been previously shown in juried VAGF shows.

If interested, submit up to 3 images of your artworks as JPEG for consideration by September 9, 2022, through the link in our Instagram bio. The show will be curated by several visual art professionals.

Accepted works must be delivered to the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco TX 75034 on Sunday, October 2, 2020 between 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

The works must be picked up on Sunday, November 6, 2022, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please note that the failure to pick up the artwork during the designated time will incur storage fees of $10 per day.

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on  1/2” canvases should be framed. All the works on 1” to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.

This is a juried exhibition with cash prizes as follows:

Best in show $1,000.00
2nd place $500.00
3rd place $250.00
Honorable mentions of $100.00 each, and
“Art that Speaks to Me” Award, $100.00.

VAGF retains 30% commission from all sales generated through the show; we will then donate half of the amount raised to Pride Frisco ( @pridefrisco ) in honor of LGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day (October 11).

The Opening Reception: Sunday October 23, 2022, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Frisco Discovery Center.

Exhibition runs from October 5 – November 6, 2022.